The transition area is what sets triathlon apart from other sports. Nowhere else does the scene shift so quickly, so completely, with such frantic intensity. In 2014, transition areas are still chaotic, even at the elite level, where seconds and even small portions of a second, can mean the difference between a paycheck and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
This is the kind of story we tell each other over a beer. It’s a triathlon classic from the wooly early days of the sport, when the world was just waking up to the notion of triathlon, and even folks in the business were learning as they went. It was on-the-job training for everyone,...Read More